David M. Lisi represents U.S. and international technology companies with respect to securities litigation and counseling, data security, and complex commercial disputes.

David focuses his practice on advising and representing corporate boards and management, companies, and underwriters in connection with class action, merger, and corporate governance litigation and data security litigation and counseling.

David has conducted numerous special investigations for audit committees and special litigation committees on behalf of Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 companies, and represents clients in matters involving a wide range of substantive issues, including complex commercial litigation, federal and state competition claims, copyright infringement claims, trade secret misappropriation matters and licensing disputes.


Obtained nine-figure recovery on behalf of an international media company in an action alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duties by an affiliate, and seeking dissolution of a partnership in Delaware Chancery Court.

Defended Sun Microsystems in a shareholders’ action brought in connection with Sun’s merger with Oracle Corporation. Obtained a complete dismissal of all claims with no costs or fees paid to plaintiffs.

Working with the U.S. State Department and FBI, recovered goods and damages for chip company in civil and criminal court in Dubai concerning data and technology theft by a foreign national.


Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “The Cyber Extortion Plight: Dealing with the Uptick in Ransomware, Spear Phishing, and Social Engineering Events – Which Way to Go When It Happens, the Extent to Which It Is Covered, and Some Practical Guidance on Mitigation the Effects and Potentially Preventing These Types of Attacks?” Advanced Forum on Cyber & Data Risk Insurance, American Conference Institute, San Francisco, CA, November 30-December 1, 2016


J.D., Cornell Law School, 1991

B.A., Yale University, 1983




U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

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